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Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

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Nestled between the shiny glass buildings of Darling Harbour, Chinese Garden of Friendship feels like a secret spot. Entering the garden, you walk into a piece of traditional Chinese landscaping in downtown Sydney. Walk past small waterfalls, exotic plants, and pavilions, and watch koi carp swim in lakes. Sit down at the Teahouse for Chinese tea and dim sum, and visit the Dragon Wall to understand its symbolic bond between New South Wales and Guangzhou. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.
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Chinese Garden of Friendship reviews

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  • What an amazing place right in the heart of Sydney. Well worth the $12ea to get in. Well laid out paths leading you through a wide range of planted area's, Chinese buildings and water features. Huge.....  more
    What an amazing place right in the heart of Sydney. Well worth the $12ea to get in. Well laid out paths leading you through a wide range of planted area's, Chinese buildings and water features. Huge.....  more »
  • We had time to kill before our rooms were ready, so we walked over not expecting much. It was a pleasant surpise to see how nice this garden was. We liked it more than similar gardens in Seattle... 
    We had time to kill before our rooms were ready, so we walked over not expecting much. It was a pleasant surpise to see how nice this garden was. We liked it more than similar gardens in Seattle...  more »
  • Went there many years ago & nowthis lovely tranquil place is just thriving. I took the half hr discovery tour & really learnt a lot more about these gardens by a lovely lady giving the talk.she was... 
    Went there many years ago & nowthis lovely tranquil place is just thriving. I took the half hr discovery tour & really learnt a lot more about these gardens by a lovely lady giving the talk.she was...  more »
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  • Beautiful garden!!!! Lovely to stroll through on a sunny day. Interesting rock shapes all throughout the gardens. Mostly flat to walk around but there are a couple of sets of long staircases around the garden that lead to a lovely spot at the top where you can view the whole garden from above. Toilet facilities on-site. Kid friendly. Worth a visit.
  • The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a beautiful oasis in the heart of a very busy city. It was such a lovely experience to walk through the various areas of the gardens. Every aspect has been thoughtfully designed. You can spend as much time as you like once you pay the small entry fee. You can even end the walk with lunch or tea in the little restaurant at the exit.
  • This place is so beautiful that if I wasn’t so British and stoic I’d cry. It has beautiful plants and fish and scenery, and the way everything is set up and organised is beautiful. There’s so much to look at, it’s like one of those super detailed paintings except it’s real! It is also very peaceful. Especially great for anyone who loves high visual but low audio sensory input, but I recommend a visit for anyone.
  • Chinese garden that you can feel in Australia. Everywhere was so neat and beautiful that I could feel how hard they worked to manage the garden. I want to say that it is the prettiest garden I have ever been to in Sydney. I only visited in the evening, but I really want to revisit in the morning next time. There are many restaurants and walking courses around, so it is a very suitable place for weekends and dating courses because of its excellent location.
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship is a must to visit in Sydney. I have visited plenty of gardens and this one is one of my top favourites. located in the heart of Sydney Darling harbour with easy access via public transport. Entry fee is 8$ for adults and 4$ for kids. A good option to spend time with family while enjoying the beauty of the garden. Highly recommended!

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